Vince McMahon’s football side project is coming back in 2020 and there are going to be some changes. The cities are mostly different and although the team names haven’t been released, there is strong interest in a television deal.
The XFL needs to stack a league with some other competition as well. Vince McMahon is used to being the top dog in pro wrestling, but that isn’t the case for football at all.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the XFL is planning on spending up to $300,000 for a quarterback. The plan is to sign eight star quarterbacks and hire on coaches by the end of March so they can start promoting to the local markets where they have teams set up. This will give them around ten months to drum up hype for the league before the first game kicks off.
This is a far cry from the minimal contracts the first wave of XFL players received over seventeen years ago. Hopefully, this kind of price tag will encourage better quality players to give the XFL a chance.